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    5 Teams Likely To Tank In 2018/19 NBA Season

    As the new NBA season approaches, there is a lot of speculation about which teams are going to make it to the top and which teams are going to tank. Not every team wants to tank, and so they try everything that they can to get some new players in order to improve their chances of doing well. Tanking is never fun, but it is very likely for a lot of teams as could be seen in the last season. In this article, you’ll find five of the teams that are most likely to tank in the upcoming 2018/19 NBA season. Make sure to keep reading if you’d like to find out more.

    Why Tank The Season?

    For some teams, tanking is not always a choice, however for others, tanking the season gives them time to get their team back on track and ready for the next one. This is often why a lot of teams decide not to compete and aim for the playoffs. They already know that they aren’t going to make it and so they use the current season to build experience for their younger players and figure out what the best line-ups are for them. Of course, for some, tanking is not ideal, and they must learn to use it to their advantage in order to come back fighting in the next season.

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    2018-19 NBA Season Preview

    The 2018-19 NBA season is upon us following a very tumultuous off-season that seen the balance of power in the eastern conference shift, and the already deadly western conference get much much tougher. Lebron James took his talents to bright sunny Los Angeles, but that does not make the Lakers a shoe in for a title.

    The off-season also seen the Spurs shake up at a level not seen since the 1990s. Hallmarks of the silver and black, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are now gone, and rising superstar Kawhi Leonard left the longhorn state for the icy waters of Lake Ontario and Toronto.

    The eastern conference is going to be similar to what it was last year, but with one glaring omission. That omission of course will be the Cleveland Cavaliers. The loss of Lebron James will be too much for the Cavs to contend with and they will fail to make the playoffs after making the finals four straight years.

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    6 tips for NBA betting

    As online and mobile sports betting continues to rise in popularity, so does the number of fraudulent online sportsbooks. There are hundreds of sports betting sites available, each one of which claims they offer punters the best odds and the largest betting markets. If only it was true!

    Sadly, there are way too many untrustworthy sports betting sites, and a good many of those look like reputable sites, too. So, if punters do not know what to look for when choosing a betting site, they can end up making an account at a fraudulent sportsbook.

    In today�s article, we would like to teach you how to choose the right sites where you can bet on NBA. Our expert tips should help you differentiate fraudulent sportsbooks from reputable ones. Hopefully, our advices will help you improve your overall gaming experience as well.

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    Popular ways to bet on basketball

    While it�s unlikely that basketball would be one of the main sports you�d consider when picking your bets for the weekend, there�s actually a lot of punters who judge it as being one of the best options. Football and horse racing are the primary sports to bet on, and it�s easy to see why based on the sheer number of events which take place every day of the year, but there�s arguably as much value in basketball betting once you�ve established how best to bet on the action.

    Finding suitable coverage of basketball can be difficult, as it�s given nowhere near as much exposure as you�ll see with more mainstream sports, but it�s possible to witness some of the more highly-anticipated games in one way or another. Although there are some ways of seeing the latest scores and events which occurred in basketball, tracking down insightful basketball betting tips is a big challenge. With this in mind, it would be worth checking out the basketball section on TeamFA, where they come up with knowledgeable previews of upcoming games.

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    Online NBA Betting Tips

    The NBA is one of the most liked sports and its popularity has grown wide and wild over the past few years. Since its establishment in 1946, it has nurtured many prominent Basketball legends like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, just to mention but a few. The main reason why online punters like betting on this sports game are due to the consistent wagering values.

    Similar to other online sports, the NBA has different types of bets such as point spread and line betting. Nonetheless, do not expect miraculous tips or shortcuts for making you a winner. The NBA is a highly demanding sport, you must be up to date with recent changes made, player injuries, the different types of bets, and much more. Here are a few tips to help you win more on the NBA sports:

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    Top 5 Greatest NBA Finals

    Players in the NBA come and go but there are memories left in our minds especially in the Finals history. The biggest meltdowns have happened both in the past, featuring Celtics against Lakers in 1969 and in recent times featuring Cavaliers against the Warriors in 2016. There have been legends of this great game and while there have a lot of finals since the NBA started, there have been some which have been exceptional and exciting. Even chemistry homework professionals cannot explain the energy seen in these games. Here is a list of the top 5 greatest NBA finals in history:

    #5 Lakers Won 4-3 against the Celtics in 2010 This was a revival of a rivalry that has been there for years. This was the second time these two franchises were meeting in the NBA Finals in a span of 3 years. After winning in the 2008 Finals, the Celtics could match the Lakers in these 2010 Finals.

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    Looking Towards the Future: 2019 NBA Update

    After the Golden State Warriors� complete and total domination of the NBA Finals fans are left wondering what will be next season. After the draft, are any other teams ready to compete or will the GSW three-peat their way into the basketball history books?

    One of the easiest ways to get a bead on your favorite teams� probabilities for the upcoming season is to check at the Las Vegas futures odds-boards. But to understand the probability, first, you need to know a little bit about how to bet on sports, namely the basketball.

    If you haven�t already guessed, the Warriors are leading the pack again with odds of +120. So, what does this mean? It means that for every $100 wagered you would win $120, putting them at 1.2 to 1. Any number you see behind a + sign denotes the amount of money you would win should your bet cash.

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    The NBA's First Season

    Following World War II sports in America began to pick up a lot of popularity. Fans clamored for entertainment and Football, Baseball and Hockey brought just that to the American populace. Basketball at the time was still in its infancy, with most leagues lasting less than a season before disbanding. There were two established leagues in the United States following the War, there was the ABL and NBL. Both leagues played in small Midwest cities and were regional at best.

    Walter Brown, owner of the Boston Garden and the landlord of the Boston Bruins of the NHL, thought that money could be made on the off-nights if the Boston Garden were to host basketball games. Brown had thought about attempting to purchase an ABL team but that did not pan out. He was skeptical that an NBL team could succeed so far away from the Ohio Valley where most teams resided, and often failed.

    Brown got in contact with other business owners in other major cities such as Philadelphia and New York to try and establish a new league based in larger cities with teams playing in large venues.

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    Is Coach of the Year Cursed?

    It looks like one of sports most persistent curses has struck again. Fans know about the Madden Curse, where everyone on the cover of the Madden video game get hurt or has a terrible season. But do fans know about the curse of the NBA coach of the year award?

    If reports and speculation is correct than Toronto's Dwane Casey will win the 2017-18 NBA coach of the year award, but guess what? The Raptors just fired Dwane Casey. If true, and Casey wins the award he will join a long list of successful NBA coaches who lose their job after winning the award.

    Four of the last six award winners have been unscathed by this curse. But Gregg Popovich seems to be the one man exempt from this curse. He has won the award 3 times, and is still coach of the San Antonio Spurs. In fact, he is the only person to coach beyond 5 years after winning the award. He first won the award in 2003. Last years winner Mike D'Antoni and the 2016 winner Steve Kerr still have their jobs. The 2012 and 2014 winner is Popavich The 2015 winner, Mike Budenholzer recently joined the curse when was let go by the Atlanta Hawks 3 years after winning the award.

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    Jazz fans once again under scrutiny for bad behavior

    The NBA playoffs will be headed back to Salt Lake City again, and once again we find ourselves scrutinizing one of the most passionate fan bases in not just the NBA, but in all of sports. A fan base that has been on the roller-coaster of all sports roller-coasters since April of 2017. A fan base, that is as loyal as it is passionate and the envy of the league with how loud it can get. But also, a fan base which is equally reviled for its antics, and racists actions.

    I have been a Jazz fan since at least 1986. I was just a small child but I fondly remember going to the games and watching Ricky Green and Adrian Dantley. My childhood growing up in Salt Lake City was dominated by the Jazz and the NBA. Growing up all my friends and I wanted to be Jordan, Olajuwon or Stockton and Malone. My first fight I remember as a kid was because my friend said Andy Toolson was a better point guard than Delaney Rudd. As I hit my early teen years the Jazz seen unprecedented team success with their two NBA finals runs. My early college years was watching the team rebuild, and as I became an adult I watched the Jazz make new inroads in the NBA with Boozer and D-will. Now firmly an adult with a career and family, I am treated to nostalgia as I watch this new Jazz team kindle old memories of a bygone Jazz era. As I have grown, I have grown with the Utah Jazz.

    Yet, despite all these great memories I have some dark ones which cloud my happy times. Like the time I seen several men accost another young man who they accused of being underage and drinking, and instead of waiting for security took it upon themselves to beat him up. He was 21, and was detained by Salt Lake City police while his attackers were free to go.

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    17th Annual NHO Awards

    MVP, MIP, ROTY, 6th man and all your other favorite awards. NHO issues it's 17th annual NBA player awards.

    This year's awards seen something we have never seen before; a tie.

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    Top 10 Greatest NBA Players of All Time

    Being great at what you do is one thing, but there�s a whole different set of criteria for those who earn their place in history books. The Association has had no shortage of outstanding talents throughout the years, but those few who have managed to show durability, game intelligence, strategic skills and pure talent are sure to stand out. The issue of selecting the cr�me de la cr�me among NBA ranks has sparked arguments among many fans. In this regard, based on criteria similar to those above, following is an objective ranking of the all-time greatest.

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    Leo Ferris: The man who saved the NBA

    The early days of basketball often seen slow fan-unfriendly low scoring matches that often left spectators bored. Games often only got into the 40s and many of the best players averaged less than 15 points a game. Many early basketball games looked more like a glorified version of the childrens game of keep-away than an action packed professional sport. This style of play culminated in a game between Minneapolis and Fort Wayne, where the Pistons of Fort Wayne held the ball most of the second half nursing a 1 point lead over the Lakers. The Pistons would win 19-18 in the lowest scoring game in NBA history. Prior to that the fewest points ever score 33 points, just 4 fewer than both teams scored, and that game was one the opening night of the NBA, or BAA as it was called back then.

    This place pace bored fans, many of whom where promised an action packed fun experience and attendance and interest in the new league had begun to dip. The NBA needed a solution and needed it fast. The solution was an ingenious one and one that would revolutionize the game as we know it. A simple clock, with just 24 seconds on it would forever change the game.

    The clock was the brain child of Syracuse Nationals general manager Leo Ferris, a man that the NBA has long forgotten in one of the biggest travesties in the games history. Ferris, is as important to the early days of the NBA as anyone and one could argue that without Ferris there would be no NBA today; and there definitely would be no Atlanta Hawks, or Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA would look much different today without Ferris's input all those years ago.

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    History of point shaving in basketball

    Point shaving is arguably the biggest cardinal sin in the basketball world. While there has been several cases of it involving college basketball, the NBA has had relatively few incidents of point shaving, that is not to say that the scandals have not affected the NBA, quite the contrary. Of the four major leagues in the US the NBA has been the most ardent opponent of betting on games, especially during its early years. The league has soften its stance in later years, but is still waging a fight against the state of New Jersey over online betting.

    Point shaving is when a bookie or better convinces a player or official to help a favored team not make the spread. For example, if a team is favored to win by 10 points, the player or players involved make sure that the team wins by fewer than 10 points. This is accomplished by intentionally missing shots, committing turnovers or fouls, or in the case of a corrupt official making bad calls.

    Basketball is an extremely easy sport to manipulate because of the tempo of the game and the affect just one player can have on the game. The NCAA is much more susceptible to point shaving than the NBA because of the NCAA's strict emphasis on amateurism. NCAA players do not make any money and are often struggling college students, while the NBA players are making millions of dollars. It is much easier for a bookie to convince a poor college student to miss a few shots for a few hundred dollars than it is to convince a millionaire NBA player to do the same thing.

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    Connie Hawkins fight against the NBA

    On October sixth, the NBA lost one of the great pioneers in league history. Connie Hawkins was a four time NBA all-star and former ABA MVP, who's legal battle with the ABA and NBA helped change the landscape of professional basketball.

    Few athletes in American history have ever been as victimized by the system as Hawkins was. In 1961, while Hawkins was a freshman at Iowa and ineligible to play on the Hawkeyes varsity team due to NCAA regulations at the time, a humongous college betting scandal erupted and Hawkins was kicked out of school.

    The scandal involved 22 different schools and 37 players, but Hawkins was not implicated. The scandal mostly focused on players associated with Jack Molinas, who had escaped the CCNY betting scandal a decade and a half earlier. Hawkins, growing up in New York City, knew many of the players involved and had borrowed $2,000 for school expenses from Jack Molinas, but Hawkins brother had paid Molinas back before the scandal erupted.

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    History of the Westward Expansion of Basketball

    Basketball's early roots on the east coast are well document, from that cold December day in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891 when the game first formed to the present, we know the stories, the players and the histories. What is less known is how the game developed out west. While at the time of basketball's founding the east was pretty much an established mega-industrial center catering to the worlds needs. The west, it was still wild and untamed.

    When James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 the United States states had just 44 states and Wyoming and Idaho had just joined the Union. Three states that would join the union after the founding of basketball, Utah, Oklahoma and Arizona, now contain NBA teams. The battle of Wounded Knee, the last great battle between the United States Army and the Native American's had happened just shy of a year before the game of basketball was invented. And the infamous gun fight at the OK Corral had happened just a decade before. In fact, the early days of basketball are closer in time to the French Revolution than they are to today.

    It is easy to see why basketball's roots began in the east and why it has stuck and become such an integral part of the urban landscape. The east had the infrastructure and had young men with free time to play the game and form leagues. In contrast, the west lacked the roads, rails, and metropolitan areas to give rise to the infrastructure that is required to play basketball.

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    The Collapse of the PBLA and the end of multi-league basketball in America

    Following World War II many Americans were looking for some sort of entertainment outlet, and sports quickly became one of the most popular outlets. Basketball was still in its infancy but would soon see epic growth as war weary Americans needed more and more entertainment outlets.

    In 1946 there were three major American basketball leagues in the US. The oldest, the ABL had been around in some from since the 1920s but had spotty attendance and fans and players alike had a hard time figuring out what teams were actually in the league. The newest of the leagues was the BAA, which had just formed an 11 team league on the eastern seaboard with a couple of teams as far west as Chicago and Detroit. The most successful of the leagues was the NBL, which was entering its 11th season and had the best players in the world.

    The NBL and ABL had little direct competition as the ABL stuck around mostly New York City, Philadelphia and Washington and the NBL was primarily focused in Ohio, Indiana and the Great Lakes regions. The inclusion of a third league which directly competed with both leagues worried both leagues ownerships and started to bring about instability to both leagues.

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    The Bad Attitude Choke Artists of Chicago

    The 1970s were a difficult time for the NBA and for America in general. The Bill Russell lead Celtics dynasty which had dominated the 1960s had come and gone. Wilt Chamberlain was a shell of the man who once scored 100 points in a game. Cocaine and drug abuse was a serious problem in the league. The Summer of Love had descended into Helter Skelter. The US had ended its involvement in Vietnam The people did not trust their own government because of the Watergate scandal. Than there was the circus sideshow known as the Chicago Bulls.

    Even with the difficulties of the era the Bulls had seen some success on the court. The team made the playoffs eight times in their first decade and had even made a few serious deep playoff runs. But the Bulls still struggled to bring in the big bucks, despite playing in the third largest market in the US. Fans in Chicago would rather watch the Bears in the fall and winter and the Cubs and Whitesox in the spring. This forced the Bulls to get creative with their ways to get fans in the seats.

    Pat Williams is widely considered to be one of the best general managers the NBA has ever seen, he has rebuilt team after team after team, but in the early 1970s he was just starting out in the NBA and had the unfortunate task of saving the Chicago Bulls.

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    History of early professional basketball in Indiana

    Before the Indiana Pacers joined the ABA and eventually the NBA, the state of Indiana was the hot bed of professional basketball. From 1935 until 1953 the state hosted no less than 11 different teams in the major professional basketball leagues. Unfortunately, almost all of them would end and leave the state with no professional basketball teams for nearly two decades.

    Indiana is synonymy with the game of basketball. The University of Indiana is one of the most storied programs in all of college basketball winning 5 NCAA titles, but it was Purdue who would bring the state its first NCAA basketball title in 1932.

    Through out the early years of basketball a lot of fly by night leagues and teams called Indiana home, in fact Indiana even had its own semi-pro league of teams completely made up of teams in the Indianapolis region. It was not until 1935 when the Midwest Basketball Conference formed did the state of Indiana start seeing regular professional basketball at the highest levels and quality

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    Wat Misaka broke the color barrier years before Jackie Robinson

    he was the first non-Caucasian to ever play in the NBA, or as it was known at that time the BAA or Basketball Association of America. Watura Misaka, the second generation son of Japanese immigrants, grew up on Ogden's 25th street in the back of a barber shop and would often find him and his family the victim of rampant racial discrimination. Yet despite this Misaka was able to find a love of basketball and was allowed on the Ogden High Schools basketball team, where in 1940 he lead them to the state title.

    In 1942 he began attending college at Weber College, which is now Weber State University. This was a dangerous time to be Japanese-American as president Roosevelt had recently signed Executive Order 9066 which required that Japanese-American's in the western United State be placed into interment camps. It remains one of the darkest chapters in American history and one of, if not the most, egregious violation of Human and Civil Rights in the 20th century.

    Misaka was allowed to get an exemption to continue his studies at Weber and play basketball. He only played two seasons at Weber College but would lead the Wildcats to the Junior College championship both season.

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    The Merger that formed the NBA: How and why it happened

    When the Basketball Association of America (BAA) merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949 it was the culmination of two great basketball leagues that would give us one final and polished product; the National Basketball Association (NBA). A league, that in 1949, looked much different that the product we see today. Today we have 30 teams nestled in mega arenas in 28 cities across the United States and Canada and income in the Billions of dollars.

    The 17 team league would be a mixture of big east coast cities, small Midwest farming communities, and one lone enclave in the Rocky Mountains. From the start problems started to arise with the disparity between the former NBL teams and the BAA teams. One of the biggest was income disparity as the BAA teams had a lot more money than did the NBL teams, the one thing that the NBL teams did have an advantage over the BAA is that the NBL tended to have the bigger stars.

    One of the major factors in the merging of the two leagues was that the BAA, after three years of existence, was finally able to start not only plucking the top stars away from the NBL but also the NBL's top teams as well. Two seasons after its existence in 1947, the BAA was able to lure the Minneapolis Lakers away from the NBL along with the Rochester Royals, Fort Wayne Pistons and Indianapolis Jets.

    Adding the Lakers to the BAA gave them the games biggest star in George Mikan

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    Bruce Jenner's brief NBA career

    The 1970s were a interesting decade for America and for sports in particular. The decade saw the US withdraw from Vietnam and seen the presidency mired in the biggest scandal in American history; Watergate. It saw the Superbowl rise to dominance lead by the dominant teams of the era, the Steelers and Cowboys and it seen the Miami Dolphins deliver the only perfect season. In the basketball world it seen the NBA go head-to-head with the dazzling ABA only to see the larger NBA eat the ABA and take four of its teams.

    It was also an era in the NBA when the annual NBA draft was like that annoying song from the children's show Lambchop; it would go on and on and on..... But looking at the seemingly endless list of picks and one can find some funny and interesting picks. The Chicago Bulls would draft runner Carl Lewis in 1984, the same year they drafted a guy named Michael Jordan. The New Orleans Jazz drafted a woman named Lusia Harris. The Boston Celtics drafted a water boy and the Lakers tried drafting both Scooby Doo and a chair but both picks were rejected by the league. But one of the most interesting publicity stunt picks, mostly because he may have actually been able to play in the NBA, was the Kansas City Kings 7th round pick Bruce Jenner.

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    The NBA Ghost Team: Utah Rockies

    One of the great anomalies and interesting facts of the NBA revolves around a team that is not even in the NBA, but yet receives a portion of the NBA revenue. It is the rumored ghost franchise of the NBA, also known as the Utah Rockies or Spirits of Saint Louis.

    Even some of the most die hard fans have never heard of this franchise and that is because they have never played a game in the NBA. Ever. The Spirits are a semblance of the NBA's old rival, the American Basketball Association. But unlike teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers and New York Nets; the Rockies/Spirits never joined the NBA, nor did they disband like the Virginia Squires, Kentucky Colonels or San Diego Conquistadors. Instead they got one the good side of one of the best business deals of the 20th century, and deal that is still making its benefactors a fortune today.

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    Top 10 NBL Players of All-Time

    In 1949 the Basketball Association of American(BAA) and the National Basketball League(NBL) merged to form the National Basketball Association; this is a fact that most NBA fans know. Many NBA fans also know about the brief three year history of the BAA, but what about the NBL? Not many fans know about the 12 year history of the smaller market NBL or its players. Who were these players?

    In fact, little can be found about them. This list is a collection of information about the 10 best players who played in the NBL. Emphasis is giving to NBL careers, which is why some players rank higher on this list then on other lists composing mostly of NBA players.

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    Forrest "Phog" Allen: The Father of Basketball coaching

    Most people know the origins of basketball; how in the winter of 1891 James Naismith invented the game to keep students active in the winter. But what most people do not know is how coaching the game of basketball got started. In the early days of basketball most teams did not have a coach as there was very little strategy to the game - most players relied on their athletic prowess rather than their brains to score. Even the games inventor, James Naismith, did not believe that basketball needed coaching. In his word you "Just play the game". But as the game got more popular players started figuring out how to manipulate the outcome of the game by doing things to prevent the other team from scoring; such as zone defenses.

    There were many early attempts at coaching in basketball, even the games inventor was coaching, but the most impactful early coaching advocate was Forrest "Phog" Allen. Allen was a multi-sport star athlete - who was mentored by Naismith at the University of Kansas. After graduating from Kansas, Allen took a few years off of basketball to become a doctor

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    Top 10 PF in NBA history

    The best Power Forward of all time� there are many great candidates from many different eras and they way to judge would be so hard, you could go on individual success (stats awards etc.) players like Karl Malone and or you could do it on winning and success of the team they were in, then the top of that list become McHale, Tim Duncan and Dennis Rodman all of whom have been very successful, however I have made my list of the top few PFs on a mixture of both success in stats and success in play offs and regular season. The other problem is distinguishing a PF from the C because of the lack of height many of the larger forwards ended up playing center.

    NO.10 Dirk Nowitzki,
    Dirk is one of the better shooters of all time, his name is often compared to greats like Larry Bird and Kevin McHale. Dirk over his career he has averages of 22.4 points a game, along with 8.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game defensively he averages just less than a steal and one block a game. Dirk shots efficiently with 47 percent from the field and 38% from beyond the arch he is also a very successful line shooter, at 87% from the line (he has his routine in which he hums whilst taking his shot) Dirk has won an MVP, and in the same season(06-07) his Dallas mavericks won 67 games, He has been selected to seven All Star teams, and he has been selected to eight All-NBA teams, with three of them as a first-team member. He is also the first and only player from Europe to win an MVP. His style is more of finesse than brute and strength you seem him do some really good mid range jumpers do open up his inside game, as many bigger men struggle with guarding a player with his permitter abilities.

    NO.9 Dave Debusschere
    Dave was one of the first super Power forwards nicknames �D� and �BIG D� which stood for defence, he was an amazing player with unreal hustle and determination definitely in his times top handful of defenders. In 1996 he was recognised at being in the top 50 players of all time and is unlucky not to be higher on this list. Everyone who ever came up against would leave bruised, he is one of the most physical players of all time. He was never afraid of trading elbows and really fighting for a rebound or lose ball. He was also known for his Amazing Defensive skills, which helped earn his nicknames, he made the All Defensive 1st team 6 times. In his career he averaged a solid 16.1 points and 11 rebounds a game as well as getting 3 assists and shooting 43.2% from the field. A player like him in more recent times was Dennis Rodman, however Dennis didn�t have nearly the same offensive game as Dave. His style of play almost the opposite of Dirk�s as Dave would power it home more often.

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